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St. Kitts PM Sets Election Date

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis will go to the poll on January 25h, the island`s Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, announced last night. Douglas urged nationals to demonstrate tolerance and respect for each other during the election campaign. `We pray it would be peaceful and harmonious,` said Dr. Douglas, who ...

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U.S. Denies American Contractor Is A Spy

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: The State Department has denied that an American contractor arrested last month in Cuba is a spy for the United States. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, P.J. Crowley, flatly denied the Cuban claim a day after veteran Cuban politician Ricardo Alarcon said the unnamed man arrested December 4 worked for U.S. ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination In New Jersey Civil Service Examination

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: The U.S. Justice Department has slapped the state of New Jersey and the New Jersey Civil Service Commission alleging discrimination. The lawsuit alleges a pattern or practice of employment discrimination against African-Americans and Hispanics and challenges New Jersey`s use of a written examination for promotion to the rank of police sergeant in localities ...

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Minister Hopes Killer Of Jamaican Doctor Will Be Found

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: Jamaica`s Minister of Health says he`s hopeful the killer of a local doctor will be found and brought to justice quickly. Minister Rudyard Spencer`s comments comes on the heels of the murder of District Medical Officer, Dr. Donlevy Hibbert. Dr. Hibbert, 55, was found dead at his home on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. ...

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Australia KFC Apologizes For Racially Perceived Commercial

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: KFC Australia has apologized for a commercial depicting an outnumbered white cricket fan handing out fried chicken to appease a group of dancing, drumming and singing West Indian supporters. `Need a tip when you`re stuck in an awkward situation?` Mick, the actor asks. He then passes round a bucket of KFC chicken, the ...

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Buju Banton Will Cut No Deal – Lawyer

CaribWorldNews, TAMPA, FL, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: Buju Banton`s newly hired top attorney insists his client is innocent and will not be seeking a deal with prosecutors. `We will be going to trial,` top Florida defense attorney, David Oscar Markus, said Thursday at a bail hearing in Tampa federal court for the singer, born Mark Anthony Myrie. `He did not ...

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MINUSTAH Lending A Helping Hand in Haiti Election

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, is lending a helping hand to the Caribbean nation as it prepares for legislative elections. MINUSTAH is providing secondary support in logistics, security and raising public awareness while leaving the primary organizing role to the national authorities. `It is the responsibility of the Haitian ...

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Ten Arrested For Protesting Deportation Of Haitian Migrant

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Jan. 7, 2010: Eight members of the clergy and two community activists in New York were on Wednesday arrested by members of the New York Police Department for protesting the deportation of a Haitian activist. Rev. Donna Schaper of the Judson Memorial Church was among those arrested as she and dozens of others protested the ...

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Choice Hotels International Welcomes Two New Milestone Hotels in Haiti

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ — While hotel development across the globe has slowed, leading lodging company Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is pleased to announce the future addition of two new Caribbean hotels to its portfolio of more than 6,000 franchised properties worldwide. The new Comfort Inn hotel and Ascend Collection member hotel mark the first-ever Choice-brand ...

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Nigerian Indicted For Attempted Bombing Of Christmas Day Flight

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 7, 2010: The 23-year-old Nigerian national who allegedly tried to blow up Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam on Christmas Day, was yesterday charged in a six-count criminal indictment. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was indicted on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction among other charges, which carries a term of life imprisonment if ...

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